My 2 handsome Roosters... Will my Copper Maran's comb ever stop growing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hosspak, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. hosspak

    hosspak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Big Red my RIR at 12 weeks old.

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    This is Walter at I'm told 18 weeks and is almost twice the size of Big Red. His comb is still growing and at this time it's huge and ugly, it appears that it is growing out from the back side of the comb. Is this normal? I'm still kinda new to being chicken parents.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, your roosters' combs will eventually stop growing. In fact, they're probably at their peak size right now. Walter's comb is perfectly normal for a chicken; chickens can have all sorts of funky looking combs. Just keep in mind (in case you ever were to show chickens) that the odd comb makes him non-show-quality. Both are pretty (albeit a bit odd-looking right now) boys! They'll fill out more as they get older, and then the big comb won't look quite so out of place on Walter.
     

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